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Prince Edward chats to an Australian diver as he watches the men’s competition at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Prince Edward chats to an Australian diver as he watches the men’s competition at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games .

 

Prince Edward looked in excellent spirits as he took in a third day of action at the Commonwealth Games on Friday.

The Earl of Wessex, 54, is currently in Australia on a royal tour but has taken time off to attend the sporting competition on the Gold Coast.

After cheering on athletes in netball and hockey earlier this week, today Edward stopped by to watch the men’s 10m synchronised diving finals.

He was joined in the stands by Australian silver medal-winning diver Georgia Sheehan, who appeared to be telling the royal what to look out for.

 

He was smartly dressed in a white shirt, checked tie and Commonwealth Games blazer.

The pair also watched the women’s 3m springboard final at the Optus Aquatic Centre.

 

 

He joined former Australian sprinter Cathy Freeman at the event, where he awarded the gold to Amantle Montsho of Botswana

After watching the hockey match between Malaysia and Pakistan, he was later seen attending a netball match between South Africa and Barbados.

 

Edward arrived in Melbourne on Friday is visiting five cities while in Australia, attending 32 events in eight days.

He has taken a few days off the tour to attend the Commonwealth Games, following in the footsteps of older brother Prince Charles and his wife Camilla.

His trip was a solo one, with wife of 19 years Sophie, Countess of Wessex, staying in England with children Louise, 14, and James, 10.

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